Kelly Osbourne is seriously taking responsibility for her insensitive remarks on ‘The View’ August 4. She took to Instagram to share her regret, but made one thing clear — she is NOT racist!
Kelly Osbourne, 30, apologized via her Instagram account for choosing her words poorly while attempting to bash Donald Trump on the August 4 episode of The View. She tried to counter Donald’s horrible remarks about the latino community, but inadvertently made remarks that many found offensive as well. On Instagram, Kelly tagged @abctheview and repeatedly said how sorry she was for her insensitive words, but wanted everyone to know something important. She is not racist, and won’t be apologizing for that at all.
“I want to start by saying I ALWAYS take responsibility for my actions,” Kelly said, as she started her lengthy post. In this particular case I will take responsibility for my poor choice of words but I will not apologize for being a racist as I am NOT. I whole-heartedly f—ed up today. I don’t want to bull—t anyone with lame excuses. Although, I was stopped mid-sentence by Rosie and couldn’t finish my point I will not let Rosie take responsibility for my words. I should have known better as I was on The View and it was live. I’ve learned a very valuable lesson. It is my hope that this situation will open up a conversation about immigration and the Latin community as a whole. By the way I clean my own f—ing toilets.”
It’s a strong statement that truly shows how passionately Kelly feels about what happened on The View. She flubbed during the conversation about Donald, when she remarked that if Latinos were kicked out of the country, who would be left to clean the toilets? A major misstep, and one that hosts Rosie Perez and Raven-Symone schooled her on — and many called her on for being racist. But later in the show (and again on Twitter), Rosie graciously apologized to Kelly for initially being too hard on her; she didn’t believe she had ill intention behind her comments — and wasn’t racist.
It’s great that Kelly still recognized how royally she messed up on The View. Though she was forgiven for her comments, she still hurt and offended many, even if she didn’t mean to do so. She made a mistake, and she owned up to it! It’s admirable that she wants to turn the situation into something good as well.
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— Samantha Wilson